After some deep thought and conversation, Auntie Viv’s has decided to go on hiatus after 12/31/20 until further notice.
Due to the current pandemic, we are no longer able to sustain the business as before.
We are truly touched and blessed by all the support we have received from our Ohana Fans over the past 3 years.
We hope to be back by 2022.
Auntie Viv’s Shave Ice is a woman-owned, family run business where everyone is welcomed and treated like ohana (family)!
Vivian, her husband Bill and their two young keiki’s, daughters Chloe and Ella, visited Maui for the first time in 2017. Vivian fell in love at “first taste” with her very first Hawaiian shave ice. How she describes this phenomenon: “It literally was like a deliciously flavored, puffy cloud that instantly melted in my mouth and tasted like liquid gold.” Vivian says, “It was the best epicurean experience ever.”
Upon returning to the mainland, Vivian had her sights set on opening her own shave ice business. Vivian didn’t want to serve the typical crunchy, icy, sno-cone, with gross high fructose corn syrups and artificially flavored/colored syrups. Auntie Viv’s prides itself in their handcrafted syrups that are made with real, natural, ingredients and 100% pure cane sugar.
Shortly after starting the business, Vivian added in her now famous Auntie Viv’s Artisan Furikake Snack Mix.
Late review- was able to purchase the "bucket o crack snacks", aka the furikake snack mix, before Auntie Viv closed up (temporarily). Best birthday gift I ever bought myself, plus I shared with so many friends! Kids that didn't like seaweed devoured a bag full within minutes. Fellow islanders tasted some of home. Can't wait for her to open back up, she is truly Ohana!!
SUMMARY: Met Vivian, the sweetest lady you'll ever meet at a pop up show outside of Cali Craft a few weekends back. We got her Furikake Cracker Mix. So delicious!
FURIKAKE CRACKER MIX (5/5)
I'm probably spelling it incorrectly but it's a type of fried, seasoned topping for rice. Viv uses it to season Japanese style rice cracker mix. Holy goodness, this stuff was attic five. I tried not to sample it at her stand, but her charming personality convinced me like a Jedi mind trick.
Sorry no pics of the packaging or the crackers, but trust me it was pretty darn good. Highly recommend you at least sample, but gotta warn you that you'll buy a bag or two!
I had Auntie Viv's at my brother's birthday party, and it was absolutely AMAZING!! This is the real deal, legit Hawaiian shaved ice, not snow cone stuff you get at other places. I absolutely loved that the syrups, which are naturally flavored and not "over the top" sugar sweetened syrup. The homemade mochi was delicious!!! I loved that the whole family is involved and they enjoy what they do. Service with a smile, even in 90+degree weather Mahalo!!